Niels Chr. Hansen


Assistant Professor

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Niels Chr. Hansen

Areas of expertise

  • Music cognition
  • Music theory
  • Empirical Musicology
  • Music psychology

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NIELS CHR. HANSEN is an Assistant Professor at Interacting Minds Centre, Arhus University (Denmark), a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Center of Excellence in Music, Mind, Body, & Brain, University of Jyväskylä (Finland), and an External Lecturer in Music Theory & History at Royal Academy of Music Aarhus. He is a member of the Danish Young Academy, General Secretary of European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM), and Editor-in-Chief for Empirical Musicology Review. In 2020 he co-founded the MUSICOVID network of ~450 researchers from ~250 universities in 49 countries investigating music’s role during the coronavirus pandemic. His prior affiliations include Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour, and Development in Sydney, and Ohio State University. Hansen trained as a classical pianist, has performed Central-Javanese gamelan for a number of years, and played concerts in DK, SE, PL, NL, DE, UK, US, AU, LV & IT.

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